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Friday Concert Features Spanish Duo


Duo Cuenca has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the National Auditorium in Spain.

Duo Cuenca has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the National Auditorium in Spain.

On Friday, Sept. 9, in the University Theatre, the Duo Cuenca will present a chamber program for guitar and piano. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Alongside flamenco dancer Raquel Parilla, brothers José Manuel Cuenca and Francisco Cuenca Morales will play a tribute to their home of Andalusia, Spain with colorful pieces celebrating the people and culture of the place. With Francisco on guitar and José Manuel on piano, they will perform music from their new CD, Amanecer en Granada.

The duo has developed a vast artistic career with performances worldwide, and the brothers have performed in auditoriums such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Auditorium in Spain and the Andrés Segovia House Museum Auditorium in Linares, Spain, on its opening night.

José Manuel studied piano and clarinet at the Superior Music Conservatory in Cordova, with Teresa García Moreno and Rafael Quero and Bartolomé Conde. Francisco started his guitar studies with his father, Francisco Cuenca Domínguez, and continues at the Superior Music Conservatory in Cordova with José Rodríguez and Miguel Barberá.

The concert is free to UT Dallas students presenting school ID at the box office the night of the event. Discounts are available to faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and students. General admission tickets for the show are $15 for non-UT Dallas attendees.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling (972) 883-2552. Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the door prior to the show.